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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 11, 2019 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford 86 end of tour

My buddy never did get into the Dead despite being into a lot of great music.
This was his only GD show and I got so spaced I left him stranded in his seat for almost the entire first set.
I somehow got lost in the bowels of the Civic Center?
I do remember him getting us into see 'the Lich' who was very big in
FM- AOR Radio but I found out much to my dismay that the Lich would much rather listen to JOURNEY. oh well, no accounting for taste but he did play some great music easily much better than anything on the N.Y. rock stations.
Dudley you should probably go right up to that final RFK 86 show.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 11, 2019 4:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford 86 end of tour

One of the things that made me give up on AOR radio was how lame it got by the late 70's . Out here, they ignored the New Wave/Punk stuff, except for the most commercial . And their version of "Classic Rock" had become so restricted . In L.A, the Program Directors took more and more freedom away from the DJs . It had become predicable, and boring .
Thank you for the interest in this 1986 trip, but I think I will end it with the four BCT shows . It is a good break point, as they did take a week and a half off ( and initially seem a bit better when the resumed ) , AND , I want to listen to some other era for a bit .

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 11, 2019 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hartford 86 end of tour

Understood, I am still mulling over Europe 72.myself.